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Chancellorsville

by Stephen W. Sears

Sears describes the series of controversial events that define this crucial battle, including General Robert E. Lee's radical decision to divide his small army--a violation of basic military rules--sending Stonewall...


Absolutely American: Four Years at West Point

by David Lipsky

Lipsky, a Rolling Stone writer and an award-winning novelist, chronicles daily life at the U.S. Military Academy during the most tumultuous period in its history.

In 1998, West Point made David Lipsky an unprecedented...


A Coney Island Reader: Through Dizzy Gates of Illusion

by Louis J. Parascandola & John Parascandola

Featuring a stunning gallery of portraits by the world’s finest poets, essayists, and fiction writers—including Walt Whitman, Stephen Crane, José Martí, Maxim Gorky, Federico García Lorca, Isaac Bashevis...


Battle Story Passchendaele 1917

by Chris McNab

The Battle of Passchendaele is perhaps one of the most iconic of the First World War, coming to symbolise the mud and blood of the battlefield like no other. Fought for over 3 months under some of the worst...


From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow: Volume V Victory and Aftermath January 1918-June 1919

by Arthur J Marder

The five volumes that constitute Arthur Marder's From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow represented arguably the finest contribution to the literature of naval history since Alfred Mahan. A J P Taylor wrote that...


From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow: Volume III Jutland and After May to December 1916

by Arthur J Marder

The five volumes that constitute Arthur Marder's From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow represented arguably the finest contribution to the literature of naval history since Alfred Mahan. A J P Taylor wrote that...


From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow: Volume II: To The Eve of Jutland 1914-1916

by Arthur Marder

The five volumes that constitute Arthur Marder's From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow represented arguably the finest contribution to the literature of naval history since Alfred Mahan. A J P Taylor wrote that...


Behind the Christmas Tree: The Surprising Story of a German Abolitionist Radical and America's Favorite Evergreen

by Stephen Nissenbaum

An eBook short.

From the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Battle for Christmas, here is the story of America's first reported Christmas tree: a tale of antislavery and radical German philosophy, a popular British...


Upsetting the Apple Cart: Black-Latino Coalitions in New York City from Protest to Public Office

by Frederick Douglass Opie

Upsetting the Apple Cart looks at the history of black-Latino coalitions in New York City from 1959 to 1989. In those years, African American and Latino Progressives organized, mobilized, and transformed neighborhoods,...


The Apple Family: Scenes from Life in the Country

by Richard Nelson

A Chekhovian quartet of plays examining the contemporary American experience.


Giant's Causeway: Frederick Douglass's Irish Odyssey and the Making of an American Visionary

by Tom Chaffin

In 1845, seven years after fleeing bondage in Maryland, Frederick Douglass was in his late twenties and already a celebrated lecturer across the northern United States. The recent publication of his groundbreaking...


U.S. History 101: Historic Events, Key People, Improtant Locations, and More!

by Kathleen Sears

The stories of politicos and historic events are often turned into snooze-worthy lectures that even Benjamin Franklin would reject. This guide cuts out all the boring details and instead provides you with a...


Torpedo: The Complete History of the World's Most Revolutionary Naval Weapon

by Roger Branfill-Cook

The torpedo was the greatest single game-changer in the history of naval warfare. For the first time it allowed any small, cheap torpedo-firing vessel - and by extension a small, minor navy - to threaten the...


The Sea Warriors: Fighting Captains and Frigate Warfare in the Age of Nelson

by Richard Woodman

The Sea Warriors is the true story of the great frigate captains of the Nelsonic Royal Navy who spent long and arduous years away from their homes fighting for king and country, to win and hold control of the...


A Footnote to History, Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa

by Robert Louis Stevenson

A Footnote to History, Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa is a historical non-fiction work by Robert Louis Stevenson. Robert Louis Stevenson arrived in Samoa in 1889 and built a house at Vailima. He quickly became...


Empire of Cotton: A Global History

by Sven Beckert

The epic story of the rise and fall of the empire of cotton, its centrality to the world economy, and its making and remaking of global capitalism.

 

Cotton is so ubiquitous as to be almost invisible, yet understanding...


The Pen Is Mightier

by Robert Miraldi

Charles Edward Russell was a muckraking journalist who exposed the dark underside of America’s class system at the turn of the 20th century. The scandals he revealed through investigative reporting led to...


Blood of Tyrants: George Washington & the Forging of the Presidency

by Logan Beirne

Blood of Tyrants reveals the surprising details of our Founding Fathers’ approach to government and this history’s impact on today. Delving into forgotten—and often lurid—facts of the Revolutionary War,...


All Eyes are Upon Us: Race and Politics from Boston to Brooklyn

by Jason Sokol

From the 19th century, when northern cities were home to strong abolitionist communities and served as a counterpoint to the slaveholding South, through the first half of the 20th century, when the North became...


Why The CIA Killed JFK and Malcolm X: The Secret Drug Trade in Laos

by John Koerner

A new groundbreaking work presenting evidence that the CIA silenced JFK to protect its secret drug trade in Laos.